Tranny problems - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Technical Discussions > General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment > Tranny problems

RCV Heavy Duty Axle Shafts Now Shipping at Baseline4x4.comStainless Steel Door Hinge PinsPoly Door Hinge Bushings

Reply
Unread 04-21-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
trailerpark
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Noble, OK
Posts: 1
Tranny problems

I couldn't find a general discussion section, so I decided to post this here, if it needs to be moved please do.

I just had a tranny rebuilt by a guy my grandpa recommended.

Paid 1500 pulled, rebuilt and installed with a 2 year 24k mile warranty.
When I went to pick up the truck (94 dodge auto) I specifically told the guy, hey I'm taking this to the river tonight, is there anything I need to know, anything not to do, break in?

He clearly stated NO. Just dn't forward/reverse/forward/reverse trying to get it unstuck it will ruin it.

So I go out wheeling, sink the front end to the bug deflector, but not quite deep enough to get water in the cab. About a hour later the tranny slips a little, then more, then ALOT then it's dead in the water (no pun intended).

Apparently there is a little vent on my tranny that when submerged will suck up water and basically instantly ruin the rebuild. Clutches are smoked....


Whos fault is this and who would be liable?
Opinions please and don't flame me. Believe me if I would have known about the vent I wouldn't even drive it in the rain.


Ps. not even 50 miles on the tranny rebuild. And it is NOT the tranny cooler sucking water through the radiator. Definately the vent sucked water in.

trailerpark is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-22-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
darren2569
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 145
I would say Your fault. If it drove fine for 50 miles before you buried it, I dont see how it can be the re builders fault. Unless you asked him specifically if it would be ok to completely submerge your tranny and he said yes its not his fault.
__________________
The JK driver blonde bing-bing fingered me!!!
darren2569 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-22-2013, 08:08 AM   #3
Bama_WJ
Web Wheeler
 
Bama_WJ's Avatar
2001 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Owens Cross Roads, AL
Posts: 3,766
Sounds like a vent mod is in your future.

I got a link to my vent mod how-to in my signature.
__________________
Daniel
1 Ton WJ Build In Progress

The Daily: 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco - Trifecta tuned and 37+ MPG

Wife's Jeep: 2006 WK Overland - OME HD Lift, 265/70/17 BFG AT's, 1.25" SpiderTrax wheel spacers, 3" Gibson Cat-Back

North Alabama Jeep
42RE Vent Mod - Seal your transmission!
YouTube. - My Video Channel
Facebook - Wheeling Pictures/Videos
The Jeep Wave. Bringing it back.
Bama_WJ is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.